Paperback: 448 pages
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing; Reprint edition (February 17, 2015)
Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 1.5 x 8.2 inches
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Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
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This manual may have much detail in it about smiting of both short and long guns but finding that information is cumbersome and almost impossible to research a specific problem. If you know squat and want to learn about general Smithing of weapons and if you have a machine shop at your side than you might read this text book learning in the prescribed order presented then in the end you may be a competent Gunsmith. However if you need a quick reference to help you fix a problem you are wasting your time here. There is no index of defects nor is there even a table of contents. Good luck finding specifics.
This book goes into great detail on the craft. If you have a serious interest in the mechanical aspects of firearms construction and repair, this is the book for you! Perfect for the professional and amateur gunsmith alike. Get this book and read it cover-to-cover. Enough said!
This book presents detailed information on operations working metal in firearms. It is dated, but it is a good start. Not all skills are covered, but includes references to more dated books, some which are very hard to find now. It has enough info get an idea what to search for with modern sources, like the internet to attempt a procedure. Learn the danger signs in each operation, this is no place for lazy.
This appears to have been written for the "shade tree gunsmith" who has no equipment, and works "on the cheap". If really interested in an in depth work on the subject, get a copy of W. Greener's book from Barns and Nobel Booksellers or any source available to you. Granted, it was originally published in the late 1800s, but it covers all of the alternatives available to remedy the problems with the firearms encountered by the average sportsman, firearms customizer, and restorer.
Good for historic information. Too much time spent trying to be a piece of literature, not enough time on modern methods and materials. The writing gets in the way of the information that is there. While there is some good information in it, there is not enough to attempt to start repairing/building.
A very strong technical resource. Not an easy reader and some of the techniques are out of date but incredible how much techniques have stayed the same.
Bought it for my husband, who owns a library of gun books! He says some material is a bit dated, but provides interesting information on past techniques used by gunsmiths. Well written, too.
This is the real deal. If you want to be a master gunsmith you need to understand how they did it in the past. Also, there is much to be learned about just working metal.
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